An 18th-century Missionary Grammarian
Micmac studies of Father Maillard
Until the publication of the Micmac grammar of Father Pacifique (1939, 1990), the only published grammar of Micmac was that of Father Pierre-Antoine Maillard (c. 1710–1762), which although it was written early in the 18th century, was not published until the middle of the 19th century (1864). This work has formed the basis of all subsequent linguistic analysis of Micmac, since the missionary priests used it to help them learn the language, and Father Pacifique, in his 1939 grammar (which is today used as a handbook by those learning the language) acknowledges his profound debt to his distinguished predecessor.
Published online: 01 January 1994
Cited by 2 other publications
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Battiste, Marie Ann
Lenhart, Rev. John, OFMCAP
1921 “History of the Ideographic Manual of the Micmacs”. Prefaced to 2nd ed. of Maillard 1866 (Later published separately, History Relating to Manual of Prayers, Instructions, Psalms and Hymns in Micmac Ideograms Used by Micmac Indians of Eastern Canada and Newfoundland. Sydney, Nova Scotia: Cameron Print 1932.).
Pastore, Ralph T.
1977 “Micmac Colonization of Newfoundland”. Paper presented to the Canadian Historical Association, Fredericton, N.B.
Pilling, James C.